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Alesa

Glorious views and contemporary comfort from this seaside villa near Cefalù

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Alesa

Location Features Surroundings Ideal for Castel di Tusa
Castel di Tusa

Sea views
Infinity pool
Nearby beaches

Finale di Pollina
S. Stefano di Camastra
Castelbuono
Cefalù
Palermo

Families
Two couples
Sea & sun
Art & culture
Foodies

Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2

Overview

This villa ticks every box, with high quality interiors, an amazing seafront location and the opportunity to explore northern Sicily’s coastal towns before heading inland to the beautiful Madonie mountains.

Property

Broad, beautifully furnished terraces overlook the lawn, a fabulous infinity pool and the sea whilst inside, the style is simple and elegant with masses of space for four people.

Outside: The garden at the front of the villa is extremely attractive, with an infinity pool with sea views, a lawn and several large terraces. The sundeck around the pool is furnished with sun beds and an umbrella, and overlooked by a covered ground floor terrace with a magnificent handmade wooden dining table. There are several other seating areas around the garden, including one that is accessed from the living room where you can sit back and gaze out over the bay and the Aeolian Islands.

A large first floor terrace, accessible from the hall and main double bedroom, is the perfect spot to sit and watch the sun go down.

Inside: The ground floor is a light-filled and minimalist open plan living and dining space with floor to ceiling double glass doors to the garden and modern armchairs and a sofa. A dark polished wood dining-table and chairs are set to one side of the room, alongside a huge panoramic pool-facing window and in front of one set of the large glass doors. The kitchen, at the other end of the living area, is kitted out with stunning marble worktops and handmade dark wooden units. A door between the kitchen and dining area leads directly out to the covered dining terrace. There is also a guest bathroom, with shower, on this floor.

A spiral staircase in the middle of the living room leads up to the first floor hall, a large open space with access to an upper terrace furnished with a table, chairs and an umbrella. There are two double bedrooms, one with French doors out to the terrace and the other (can be converted to a twin) with a window with sea views. The modern bathroom has a shower.

Access to the property is via the door from the covered dining terrace on the ground floor or through an external staircase at the back of the villa up to the first floor. There is plenty of space to park at the rear of the villa.

Area

Local Sights

Castel di Tusa is a pleasant seaside town with a slightly more authentic feel than nearby Cefalù which can get very busy in peak season. Its beaches (around 5 minutes by car) are generally pebbly but some are lido-style, offering sun bed and umbrella rental. If you prefer to feel the sand between your toes, the nearest sandy beach is at Finale di Pollina (around 10 minutes by car). Alternatively, Cefalù has several lovely sandy beaches, in addition to boutiques, cafés and restaurants and an impressive Norman cathedral which is well worth a visit.

The villa is ideally situated if you are into art. The impressive collection of Fiumara D’Arte contemporary sculptures is right on your doorstep, visible from the villa, and the town of Santo Stefano di Camastra, renowned for its hand-painted ceramics and colourful majolica pottery, is close by.

For a real flavour of the island, head inland to the Madonie mountains to visit hilltop villages such as Polizzi Generosa, Gangi and Petralia Soprana, and sample some of the locally produced regional specialities. Castelbuono, the Madonie’s main town, is only a 30 minute drive away, and home to a superb castle with a magnificent baroque chapel. The Parco Avventura Madonie provides a fun day out for families at an adventure playground with rope climbs, assault courses and mountain biking in the woods.

 

Local Experiences

Chill out with lazy days on the beach punctuated by a lunchtime platter of seafood at one of the seafront restaurants in Castel di Tusa. For the best refreshing granite in town, head to Pino’s Bar Porto Marina (forgo the lemon and strike out with a more daring mulberry or almond) which is also a popular spot for a cappuccino and brioche or other sweet treats.

Dine out at L’Angolo di Manueliana in Santo Stefano di Camastra on homemade pasta, on meaty dishes based on the highly-prized black-skinned pig from the local Nebrodi Mountains and desserts prepared with legendary Bronte pistachios.

Continuing on the food theme, start your day trip in the Madonie with a stop off at the Fiasconaro Bar in Castelbuono where the family have been making panettone and other pasticceria for over 60 years. Then head further inland to marvel at the landscape and visit the picturesque towns of Gangi and Petralia Soprana.

For something a little more energetic, head to Cefalù for a spot of kayaking and to the long sandy beach of Salinelle (near Cefalù) for some kitesurfing.

Combine a visit to Palermo with a soloSicily Street Food Tour, a fun way to experience the city’s street food and market culture.

With the Aeolian Islands so tantalisingly close, and so incredibly beautiful, a boat trip is a great idea! You can discover beautiful bays and swim in exceptionally clear water whilst experiencing island life!

Extras

The pool is open to guests from March 30th to October 26th.

There is an additional charge of € 130,00 to open the pool outside of this period.

Amenities

General Info

Outdoor

Indoor

Services

Accommodates (max) 4
Bedrooms 2
Double * 2
Bathrooms 2
Pool (LxW in meters) 12x6
Pool shower present
Pool towels present
Private parking present
Private garden present
Veranda present
Barbecue present
Air conditioning ** present
Heating present
Open fireplace present
Washing machine present
Iron & ironing board present
Dishwasher present
Kettle present
Mixer present
Toaster present
Oven present
Microwave oven present
Coffee machine present
Satellite TV / Dvd present
Mobile Wi-Fi hotspot internet *** present
Welcome pack present
Pool cleaning **** present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning on request
Laundry & ironing on request
Linen & towels change ***** on request
Cot & highchair on request
Shopping delivery on request
Guided tours on request
Street food tour on request
Wine experiences on request
Transfer on request
Boat & yacht rental on request
Wedding reception on request
present present on request on request not available not available

* One double can be converted to a twin

** Only in the bedrooms

*** 7 GB included in cost. Each additional 7 GB top up at an extra cost.

**** 2 times a week

***** Weekly linen/towel changes and a cleaning service are included for multiple-week bookings

Distances

Transport Links

Surrounding Area

Palermo airport 121 km - 75 miles - 1 hr 25
Catania airport 200 km - 124 miles - 2 hr
Trapani airport 203 km - 126 miles - 2 hr 10
Comiso airport 224 km - 139 miles - 2 hr 45
Messina harbour 140 km - 86 miles - 1 hr 35
Aeolian islands ferry station 116 km - 72 miles - 1 hr 20
Nearest beach 5 mins driving
Supermarket 5 mins driving
Shops & restaurants 10 mins driving
Finale di Pollina 10 km - 6 miles - 10 mins
S. Stefano di Camastra 10 km - 6 miles - 15 mins
Castelbuono centre 27 km - 16 miles - 30 mins
Cefalù centre 30 km - 18 miles - 25 mins
Nebrodi Mountains 45 km - 18 miles - 55 mins
Gangi centre 53 km - 33 miles - 1 hr 15
Madonie Adventure Park 68 km - 42 miles - 1 hr 15
Petralia Soprana centre 70 km - 43 miles - 1 hr 30
Polizzi Generosa centre 80 km - 50 miles - 1 hr 15
Tindari bay 87 km - 54 miles - 1 hr
Palermo centre 90 km - 55 miles - 1 hr

Prices

2019 Prices
2020 Prices
Period Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
05 Jan - 12 Apr 1900
13 Apr - 03 May 2100
04 May - 07 Jun 2600
08 Jun - 05 Jul 2900
06 Jul - 23 Aug 3400
24 Aug - 20 Sep 2900
21 Sep - 25 Oct 2600
26 Oct - 03 Jan 1900
Refundable Security Deposit 500

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity, bath towels, linen, pool or beach towels, welcome pack and our 24/7 local support during your stay at our property.

We are currently taking bookings for 2020. If you book now for 2020, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2020 Sicily holiday villa at 2019 price. Please contact us for availability.

Booking


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